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Pakistan Forces Swoop on Tribe Sheltering Al Qaeda

Pakistani forces detained 32 people on Wednesday in a crackdown on a tribe accused of sheltering Taliban and al Qaeda sympathizers, officials said. Last week, the Pakistani military arrested 18 al Qaeda and Taliban suspects and killed eight others after swooping on a hideout near the Afghan border town of Angor Adda in the South Waziristan tribal area. Authorities are looking for three men they suspect of helping the al Qaeda cell, and gave leaders of the small Zalikhel-Qarikhel tribe until Tuesday night to hand them over. When the deadline passed, paramilitary forces detained 32 members of the tribe, seized nearly 20 vehicles and sealed their shops to pressure them to give up the three suspects, Azam Khan, administrator of the area, told Reuters. Full Story

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